Early day motion 1820

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HOMEOPATHY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CAMPAIGN

That this House welcomes the campaign by the Homeopathy Research Institute (HRI) to place homeopathy research on the national agenda as a credible scientific field of inquiry; notes that the HRI is an innovative charity that does not promote the practice of homeopathy itself, but rather promotes and facilitates scientific research into homeopathy,of which the most controversial aspect is the use ofhighly diluted medicines; acknowledges that, in the UK, the practice of homeopathy has been part of the National Health Service (NHS) since its inception, and since thattime homeopathic medicines have been prescribable to patients; observes that the Faculty of Homeopathy Act 1950 states that the public has access to homeopathy under the NHS so long as patients demand it and doctors are trained to provide it; and calls on the Government to facilitate research into this important area to ascertain the effectiveness of homeopathy.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Binley, Brian Conservative Party Northampton South 18.05.2011
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 18.05.2011
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 19.05.2011
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 18.05.2011
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 23.05.2011
Halfon, Robert Conservative Party Harlow 18.05.2011
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 23.05.2011
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 18.05.2011
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 18.05.2011
Stephenson, Andrew Conservative Party Pendle 19.05.2011
Tredinnick, David Conservative Party Bosworth 17.05.2011
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 23.05.2011

Amendment 1820A1 - HOMEOPATHY RESEARCH INSTITUTE CAMPAIGN

  • Session: 2010-12
  • Date tabled: 23.05.2011
  • Primary sponsor: Huppert, Julian
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    leave out from `House' to end and add `notes that organisations such as the Homeopathy Research Institute are free to conduct their own scientific studies, if in accordance with ethical frameworks, but that they should be performed rigorously and avoid poor statistics, confirmation bias and other flaws that have plagued some studies; agrees with the conclusions of the Science and Technology Select Committee's Fourth Report of Session 2009-10, Evidence Check 2: Homeopathy, HC 45, that putting patients through pointless further clinical trials, and the spending of scarce public sector funds on research into homeopathy cannot be justified; observes that the Faculty of Homeopathy Act 1950 does not state that "the public has access to homeopathy under the NHS so long as patients demand it and doctors are trained to provide it", but highlights that documents from the Faculty must specifically carry a disclaimer that they do not provide a legal qualification to practice homeopathy and is not sanctioned by Government; further notes that millions of pounds each year of NHS resources are spent on homeopathic treatments that have no evidence of clinical effect; and accepts that people are entitled to spend their own money as they see fit, but calls on the Government to stop funding homeopathic treatments and hospitals using public funds.'.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 23.05.2011